Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) on PET and CT

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FIGURE 19–65.

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) images of coronary arterial 18F-FDG uptake. Intense 18F-FDG uptake is seen in the left main coronary artery and the stented culprit lesion in a patient with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (A). Uptake is less intense in another patient with stable coronary artery disease and a recent stent placement (B), whereas only mild uptake is seen in a patient with coronary artery disease and an old stent (C). Mild 18F-FDG uptake is noted in the trifurcation of the left main (LM) coronary artery in a patient with ACS (D). Reproduced with permission from Rogers IS, Nasir K, Figueroa AL, et al: Feasibility of FDG imaging of the coronary arteries: comparison between acute coronary syndrome and stable angina. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Apr;3(4):388-397.236

Read More about Imaging Studies to Diagnose CAD in Context: 

Hurst’s the Heart, 14e: Chapter 19. Positron Emission Tomography in Heart Disease

Read about Imaging Studies to Diagnose CAD:

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e: Chapter 236. Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Magnetic Resonance/ Computed Tomography Imaging

 Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2e: Chapter 115. Advanced Cardiothoracic Imaging

Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Manager, Education & Learning, McGraw-Hill

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 16 years.